Chadwick Boseman: ‘Black Panther’ Will Be Gritty

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman has revealed Black Panther will be “gritty”.

The 39-year-old actor is to star in the upcoming Marvel movie, and he has confirmed the motion picture features a distinctly different tone to the other titles in the cinematic universe – and he’s thrilled about it.

Speaking in a recent interview, he said: “I’m glad that the tone of [‘Black Panther’] may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, that that’s what we were doing. That that’s what I intend to do. I feel like we’ll end up in a place that I’ve always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies. Those are the ones I like the most. It’s exciting to do that.”

The star – who has also appeared in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – also admitted that while he is glad that he’s appearing in a “grittier” movie, he also loves the comical Marvel films.

He said: “It’s funny, because on one hand, the Marvel movies that I’ve liked the most are the ones that are funny. I love ‘Ant-Man’. But for me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most.”

The former ‘Lincoln Heights’ actor also revealed details about the Black Panther character, saying that he’s “merciful” but at the same time “not necessarily perfect”.

He said: “He’s not going to be a person that does things purely for his own gain. That he does have a heroic aspect at the heart of a hero; of a leader. You can pull for him, because he’s merciful. And it leaves room also for him to do things that are not necessarily perfect.”

Black Panther has not yet begun production, but is expected to film in Atlanta, Georgia as well as on location in Africa.

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